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Chris Kendall 🇪🇺 @ottocrat
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Government ministers and apologists saying a referendum should not happen because thugs abused an MP, well done, you’ve just shown those thugs that their approach works and given our democracy and rule of law a(nother) kick in the nuts.
You (@montie, @SteveBarclay etc) may look on what happened to @Anna_Soubry as an opportunity to push your anti-#PeoplesVote agenda but reflect for a second on the message you’re sending. If someone in a yellow vest stalks *you* & calls you a Nazi, should you drop your Brexit?
You’re also telling us that our anger is somehow less worthy of respect or attention because our anger has so far manifested itself in ways that respect democratic norms and civil behaviour. You’re telling us that we should change our approach if we want to be taken seriously.
I’m really - REALLY - angry about Brexit. I’ve never been so angry. But I haven’t threatened civil war or physical violence. Evidently that means my anger & therefore opinion counts less than some mardy fascist’s, & I can be safely ignored. You really want to go down this road??
But sure. Keep taking us for granted. Take it as read that we will respect the law and behave ourselves no matter what you throw at us, so you can instrumentalise the threats & abuse from a tiny minority to remove our rights & delegitimise our voices.
Everyone advancing and defending Brexit continues to take Remainers for granted and ignore or discount the enormous and mounting seething anger at what’s being done. May even tells us we’re supposed to swallow it & back her! Powder keg.
Just because I’m better at managing my anger than this person does not mean I’m not angry. I can shout and point too, I’m choosing not to. Don’t tell me I’m making the wrong choice.
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